Call for proposals to promote equality and to fight against racism, xenophobia and discrimination


Programme Category

EU Competitive Programmes

Programme Name

Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values (CERV) (2021-2027)

Programme Description

Funding through CERV programme aims at protecting rights and values enshrined in the EU treaties in order to sustain open, democratic and inclusive societies.

Programme Details

Identifier Code



Call for proposals to promote equality and to fight against racism, xenophobia and discrimination


The objective is to support a comprehensive and intersectional approach and specific actions to prevent and fight against intolerance, racism, xenophobia, and discrimination, in particular on grounds of racial or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, including when this manifests in the form of antigypsyism, antisemitism, anti Muslim hatred, Afrophobia and LGBTIQ phobia offline and online. In this context, the call for proposals can cover actions addressing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic affecting these groups in terms of intolerance, racism, xenophobia, discrimination and hate. 

Detailed Call Description

The following priorities will be financed:

  1. Fighting against intolerance, racism, xenophobia, discrimination, hate speech and hate crimes
  2. Promoting diversity management and inclusion at the workplace, both in the public and private sector
  3. Fighting discrimination against LGBTIQ people and promoting LGBTIQ equality through the implementation of the LGBTIQ Equality Strategy
  4. Preventing, reporting and countering hate speech online
  5. Restricted to public authorities to improve their responses to (intersectional) discrimination, racism and xenophobia, in particular, based on racial or ethnic origin, religion, or colour as well on sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or sex characteristics (further details in the work program, p.9-10)  

Call Total Budget


Financing percentage by EU or other bodies / Level of Subsidy or Loan


Thematic Categories

  • Social Affairs & Human Rights

Eligibility for Participation

  • Central Government
  • NGOs
  • Non Profit Organisations
  • State-owned Enterprises

Eligibility For Participation Notes

In order to be eligible under the first, second, third and fourth priority, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:

  • be legal entities (public or private bodies)
  • be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e.:
    • EU Member States (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs)
    • non-EU countries
      • countries associated to the CERV Programme or countries which are in ongoing negotiations for an association agreement and where the agreement enters into force before grant signature

Call Opening Date


Call Closing Date


National Contact Point(s)

CERV Contact Point Cyprus
Organization for European Programmes and Cultural Relations:
Nenad Bogdanovic
Planning and Development Coordinator, Head of CERV Contact Point
Telephone: 99589774

(Publish Date: 09/12/2021-for internal use only)

EU Contact Point

Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency